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Women undergo training on corporate governance

A programme to increase current and prospective women director’s awareness on the requirements to successfully engage in corporate governance will officially begin Monday.

The opening ceremony of the professional programme for directors will be held at the Central Bank conference room (Level 6) in town at 9:00 am and will run for five days from April 8-12.

The objective of the programme is to increase current and prospective women director’s awareness and understanding on the requirements, to successfully engage in corporate governance and management of organisations, regardless of size or ownership structure.

The current number for women representation on public boards stands at 24 per cent with 16 per cent on private boards. This training will also serve as preparation for participating women, who are interested in applying for directorship positions, once call for applications open in July this year. 

This training is organised and facilitated by the Samoa Institute of Directors in partnership with the Women in Leadership Samoa (WILS) Project – which is a three-year joint project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women with funding from the Australian Government – and in partnership with the Government of Samoa. 

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